Been lurking for a few weeks and looking to start off with a pair of dress shoes. I'm still trying to slim down 5-10 more pounds before I start spending on other pieces. I've gone through the whole what are you wearing right now thread and have bookmarked every outfit that would fit the style and my environment. I'm a software developer at a large company surrounded by mostly t-shirts and shorts or jeans. The looks I like the most and would fit into my life and work place are both CunningSmeagol's outfits and PhatGuido's casual weekend attire which would be at work dressing up for me My child has baptismal this weekend so I figured it would be a good time to replace my ugly dress shoes with something more stylish and something I could build around. I live in the Seattle area so I'm probably limited to Nordstrom's and thinking Allen Edmonds. Based on everything I've said so far what shoe(s) would you recommend starting out. Something I could wear with some really nice Jeans and button down shirt or polo and even up to dress slacks and button down shirt. Maybe the Clifton Oxford in brown, Park Avenue Oxford in Merlot, Strand Oxford in Brown Burnished Calf or Walnut Calf?